Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 213 193
Rank change year-on-year -72 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 832 1246 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.27% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.28% 6.80% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 752 812
England median daily rate £498 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £328 £325
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.33 £36.75
90th Percentile £44.38 £38.75 £64.38
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15766 18322 18685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.68% 18.62% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10412 11975 11901
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 462 558
England median hourly rate £21.08 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +5.26% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.23 £48.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.22 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.09% - +14.29%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -66 432 £503 +0.50% 22
South East -52 154 £431 -6.76% 6
North of England -54 120 £423 +5.63% 12
North West -15 77 £435 +8.75% 8
East of England -3 62 £450 +1.41% 3
Midlands -24 35 £470 +11.90% 1
South West -17 31 £470 -6.00% 1
Yorkshire -29 26 £443 -11.50% 4
West Midlands -4 20 £425 - 1
North East +8 17 £400 +19.40%
East Midlands -21 14 £513 +22.02%
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 496 (59.62%) Java
2 367 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (40.99%) Oracle
4 340 (40.87%) IBM
5 208 (25.00%) Linux
6 194 (23.32%) Tomcat
6 194 (23.32%) Finance
7 193 (23.20%) Continuous Integration
8 191 (22.96%) SQL
9 179 (21.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 173 (20.79%) Web Services
11 172 (20.67%) E-Commerce
12 166 (19.95%) WebLogic
13 161 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
14 159 (19.11%) J2EE
15 157 (18.87%) WebSphere Application Server
16 153 (18.39%) TDD
17 152 (18.27%) XML
18 149 (17.91%) Jenkins
19 148 (17.79%) Puppet
20 147 (17.67%) JavaScript
21 146 (17.55%) Unix
22 131 (15.75%) OO
23 127 (15.26%) Ansible
24 120 (14.42%) Banking
25 118 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
26 115 (13.82%) DevOps
27 109 (13.10%) JBoss
28 108 (12.98%) Spring
29 106 (12.74%) NoSQL

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 194 (23.32%) Tomcat
2 166 (19.95%) WebLogic
3 157 (18.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 109 (13.10%) JBoss
5 94 (11.30%) OpenStack
6 54 (6.49%) Apache
7 49 (5.89%) IIS
8 27 (3.25%) Confluence
9 25 (3.00%) nginx
10 23 (2.76%) SharePoint
11 21 (2.52%) CMS
11 21 (2.52%) WebSphere Portal
12 17 (2.04%) MQSeries
13 15 (1.80%) Jetty
13 15 (1.80%) Mongrel
13 15 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.68%) IBM HTTP Server
15 13 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.96%) FileNet
17 7 (0.84%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.40%) Magento
2 13 (1.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.08%) Maximo
4 9 (1.08%) Unica
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 161 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.52%) PaaS
4 17 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.80%) GitHub
5 15 (1.80%) Google App Engine
6 13 (1.56%) IaaS
7 11 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.84%) npm
9 6 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.72%) SaaS
9 6 (0.72%) Serverless
10 5 (0.60%) Bluemix
10 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.60%) Google Checkout
10 5 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.48%) Force.com
11 4 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.13%) HTTP
2 54 (6.49%) SSL
3 39 (4.69%) Internet
4 34 (4.09%) Firewall
5 30 (3.61%) DNS
5 30 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 28 (3.37%) SAN
7 23 (2.76%) FTP
8 19 (2.28%) LDAP
9 18 (2.16%) IPsec
10 16 (1.92%) DHCP
11 14 (1.68%) Network Security
11 14 (1.68%) SMTP
12 8 (0.96%) WAN
12 8 (0.96%) X.21
13 6 (0.72%) SSH
14 5 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.60%) VLAN
14 5 (0.60%) VPN
15 4 (0.48%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.74%) NoSQL
2 97 (11.66%) MySQL
3 85 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
4 78 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 63 (7.57%) DB2
6 37 (4.45%) Oracle Database
7 36 (4.33%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 20 (2.40%) Big Data
10 18 (2.16%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.68%) Endeca
12 11 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.20%) DbVisualizer
14 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.96%) Redis
16 7 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.84%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 149 (17.91%) Jenkins
2 97 (11.66%) Git (software)
3 82 (9.86%) MSTest
3 82 (9.86%) NUnit
4 75 (9.01%) JIRA
5 74 (8.89%) Maven
6 59 (7.09%) Subversion
7 44 (5.29%) Eclipse
8 40 (4.81%) Ant
9 29 (3.49%) Cucumber
10 24 (2.88%) JUnit
10 24 (2.88%) SoapUI
10 24 (2.88%) TeamCity
11 22 (2.64%) Gradle
11 22 (2.64%) Selenium
12 14 (1.68%) Travis CI
12 14 (1.68%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.56%) JMeter
13 13 (1.56%) MSBuild
14 12 (1.44%) Vagrant
General
1 194 (23.32%) Finance
2 120 (14.42%) Banking
3 104 (12.50%) Retail
4 32 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 27 (3.25%) Games
6 19 (2.28%) Marketing
7 13 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.20%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) Front Office
10 7 (0.84%) Automotive
10 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Legal
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 354 (42.55%) Developer
2 213 (25.60%) Java Developer
3 101 (12.14%) Architect
4 73 (8.77%) WebSphere Developer
5 67 (8.05%) Senior Developer
6 55 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 47 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 46 (5.53%) Project Manager
9 45 (5.41%) Consultant
10 43 (5.17%) Analyst
11 36 (4.33%) Administrator
12 32 (3.85%) Digital Developer
12 32 (3.85%) Digital Transformation
13 31 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (2.76%) Automation Tester
15 23 (2.76%) Tester
16 22 (2.64%) E-Commerce Manager
16 22 (2.64%) E-Commerce Project Manager
16 22 (2.64%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (21.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 173 (20.79%) Web Services
3 159 (19.11%) J2EE
4 152 (18.27%) XML
5 108 (12.98%) Spring
6 105 (12.62%) HTML
7 101 (12.14%) SOAP
8 100 (12.02%) REST
9 91 (10.94%) IBM Integration Bus
10 80 (9.62%) Middleware
11 79 (9.50%) CSS
12 63 (7.57%) .NET
13 62 (7.45%) Java EE
14 59 (7.09%) Hibernate
15 58 (6.97%) RESTful
16 55 (6.61%) AngularJS
17 53 (6.37%) JDBC
18 51 (6.13%) EJB
19 50 (6.01%) JSP
20 44 (5.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.25%) DataPower
3 34 (4.09%) iPad
4 33 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 22 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.64%) Mainframe
7 17 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.68%) Clustering
8 14 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.56%) AS400
10 12 (1.44%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.08%) Derivative
12 9 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.08%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 208 (25.00%) Linux
2 146 (17.55%) Unix
3 90 (10.82%) Windows
4 79 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (8.41%) AIX
6 39 (4.69%) Windows Server
7 37 (4.45%) Solaris
8 21 (2.52%) CentOS
9 10 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.72%) HPUX
11 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.36%) zOS
15 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) Debian
15 2 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (23.20%) Continuous Integration
3 172 (20.67%) E-Commerce
4 153 (18.39%) TDD
5 131 (15.75%) OO
6 115 (13.82%) DevOps
7 67 (8.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 67 (8.05%) SOA
8 65 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 60 (7.21%) Scrum
10 58 (6.97%) Migration
11 53 (6.37%) High Availability
12 50 (6.01%) Configuration Management
12 50 (6.01%) MVC
13 45 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
14 44 (5.29%) Load Testing
15 41 (4.93%) ITIL
15 41 (4.93%) Microservices
16 40 (4.81%) Open Source
16 40 (4.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 496 (59.62%) Java
2 191 (22.96%) SQL
3 147 (17.67%) JavaScript
4 93 (11.18%) Shell Script
5 34 (4.09%) Perl
6 33 (3.97%) Python
7 30 (3.61%) C++
8 24 (2.88%) Korn
8 24 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.64%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.28%) C
11 19 (2.28%) XPath
12 17 (2.04%) Ruby
13 16 (1.92%) C#
14 14 (1.68%) PHP
15 12 (1.44%) Scala
16 11 (1.32%) ActionScript
16 11 (1.32%) Groovy
16 11 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (5.53%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.33%) Degree
3 34 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.96%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.48%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.48%) PMP
8 3 (0.36%) CISA
8 3 (0.36%) CISM
8 3 (0.36%) CISSP
9 2 (0.24%) ISEB
9 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.12%) CFA
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.25%) QA
2 12 (1.44%) SLA
3 10 (1.20%) MiFID
4 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.08%) RosettaNet
5 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.36%) SEPA
6 3 (0.36%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.49%) Docker
3 26 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.28%) Oracle Clusterware
5 15 (1.80%) Xen
6 10 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.48%) vSphere
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) ACF2
11 1 (0.12%) HDFS
11 1 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.12%) RACF
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.12%) XenApp
11 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 148 (17.79%) Puppet
2 127 (15.26%) Ansible
3 118 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 22 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.32%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.32%) Terraform
7 7 (0.84%) Netcool
7 7 (0.84%) SCCM
7 7 (0.84%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 6 (0.72%) Consul
9 5 (0.60%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (0.60%) Nagios
9 5 (0.60%) Pingdom
10 4 (0.48%) CFEngine
10 4 (0.48%) Control-M
10 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.48%) SCOM
11 3 (0.36%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 341 (40.99%) Oracle
2 340 (40.87%) IBM
3 72 (8.65%) Red Hat
4 71 (8.53%) Microsoft
5 59 (7.09%) hybris
6 55 (6.61%) ATG
7 34 (4.09%) VMware
8 28 (3.37%) SAP
9 24 (2.88%) Google
10 21 (2.52%) TIBCO
11 19 (2.28%) HP
12 17 (2.04%) AppDynamics
12 17 (2.04%) Siebel
13 15 (1.80%) Citrix
13 15 (1.80%) Demandware
14 14 (1.68%) Adobe
14 14 (1.68%) Informatica
15 13 (1.56%) Axway
15 13 (1.56%) CA
16 12 (1.44%) Cognos